Seas of Green
LAST week ACA partnered with NZCA and CLIA to release the Cruise Industry Sustainability Guide ( CLICK HERE to dowload).
This important document has been written to increase awareness for the work being done jointly by the cruise lines and destinations around sustainability initiatives.
It is important to note that although cruise ships represent less than 1% of the global shipping fleet, the sector is taking the lead on a range of critical action plans.
Too often though, because of its high visibility, our industry receives criticism around environmental issues. This document has been made available to all our members so they can answer questions and share information on the cruise industry’s commitment to a sustainable future.
It outlines five key target areas:
• Cleaner Fuel/Reduced Emissions
• Onboard Recycling Programs
• Waste Management Practices
• Destination Sustainability
• Marine Health Partnerships ACA has taken the lead with our members in two key areas – working with the cruise lines to support port infrastructure needs and managing the visitor growth.
We are supporting destinations in their desire to get the balance right between delivering important economic impact while also looking at broadening the choice of tours available and dispersing passengers to regional ports.
We are excited by the work being done in this important area and look forward to working with our members and industry partners to support future initiatives.